Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yarn Along

Again, joining Ginny for the weekly Yarn Along.

I have been a bit distracted from my blanket squares this week (the tan wool) - I still have six left to go; so am on track with my goal of having the squares completed by next week. 

Instead of being focussed (a chronic problem for me with craft projects) I have been working on a cardigan for Ginger from Easy Baby Knits by Claire Montgomery; I picked up my copy from the library and just photo copied the pattern I wanted.  I already had the wool on hand as I had previously attempted the simple baby jumper from the book but my gauge was way out, so I unravelled it to start a new project.  From my first project, I know the sizes run big so I am knitting the 12 - 18 month size for Ginger with the expectation she will be at the upper end of that band by the time I finish.  It is a very simple knit, moss stitch edging and stocking stitch body.

I am reading John Banville's The Sea which won the Man Booker prize in 2005.  The language is beautiful and I am being carried along by the plot.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the book recommendation. I love the color of Ginger's jumper. I get very distracted, too. I am knitting a tiny pink cardigan for Millie Rose and even though the instructions were mind boggling, it's starting to make some sense.